We just love Christmas because it is a wonderful time of year and it means more “hygge” (coziness) and more yummy food and treats.
We have been playing around with different flavours of the well known White Christmas Cookies recipe and came up with this delicious flavour.
Walnut and Fig Christmas Cookies are similar in the base to the White Christmas Cookies and they are so simple to make that everyone can do it.
Even if you haven’t baked anything before, you can make these.
We promise you these will spread joy and happiness, so make some for your friends, family and colleagues as a nice Christmas or host gift 🙂
Makes about 100-120 cookies, depending on how thick you cut them 🙂
500 g (4 cups) flour
500 g (2 1⁄4 cup) cold butter or margarine
250 g (2 cups) powdered sugar
100 g (about 1 cup) chopped walnuts
100 g chopped dried figs
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons ginger powder
4 teaspoons cinnamon powder
Shred the butter into the flour and mix with your hands or in a mixing machine or food processor till it is crumbled and looks a little like uncooked oatmeal.
Mix powdered sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, ginger powder and egg into the butter and flour. Mix till it is almost coming together, then add the chopped nuts and figs and continue mixing till you have a firm dough ball.
Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll out each to 4 cm (1 1⁄2 inch) thick rolls using a bit of flour so it doesn’t stick to the table. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and let cool in the fridge for about 1 hour, or in the freezer for baking later. Or if you are really impatient, place the roll in the freezer for 15 minutes and then take it out and cut it.
Cut the rolls into 1⁄2-3⁄4 cm (1⁄4 inch) thick slices. Place the cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 min in a 180 C (350 F) hot oven.
Keep an eye on the cookies, they are done when they have a slightly brown edge.
Store in an airtight container, that is if you have any left after serving them to friends and family 🙂